Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOK; Ribault's Fleming Reconsiders Options

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOK; Ribault's Fleming Reconsiders Options

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Byline: HAYS CARLYON and FRANCINE KING

Ribault quarterback Damien Fleming is opening his recruitment back up. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound standout pledged to Vanderbilt in early July, but since then the Commodores have gone through two coaching changes. Bobby Johnson resigned before the season started, and Robbie Caldwell stepped down Nov. 28.

"He's still considering Vanderbilt," Ribault coach Anthony Flynn said. "He just wants to see what happens with the coaching search, and he's interested in talking to some other schools."

West Virginia and North Carolina are thought to be Vanderbilt's top two challengers for Fleming's services.

Fleming threw for more than 2,177 yards and 23 touchdowns to lead the Trojans to the District 2-2A title.

Another area player committed to Vanderbilt, Fletcher running back Mitchell Hester, remains firmly in the Commodores' camp.

Another Senators standout, quarterback Sam Wood, announced his commitment to Cornell.

Wood threw for 1,475 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Senators.

TRINITY CHRISTIAN STATE FINAL NOT ON LIVE TV LOCALLY

Trinity Christian's Class 1A final against Delray Beach American Heritage will be shown live on Fox Sports Florida at 7 p.m. Friday only in South Florida. It won't air in Jacksonville because of a conflict with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

A replay of the game will be televised statewide at 1 p.m. Sunday on Fox Sports Florida. The game will also be replayed on Sun Sports at 5 p.m. Dec. 24.

EPISCOPAL GIRLS SOCCER FORFEITS SIX GAMES

The Episcopal girls soccer team forfeited six games from the beginning of the season because it fielded an ineligible player in those contests.

Episcopal spokesperson Meg Sacks confirmed that the Florida High School Athletic Association contacted the school about the possibility that one of its girls soccer players was ineligible. Episcopal investigated and determined the player was ineligible based on an FHSAA transfer rule (bylaw 9.2.4).

The school then reported the finding to the FHSAA and volunteered to forfeit the games in which the player participated, two of which were district victories over Oakleaf and Ribault, and remove the player from the team. …

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